23 Mar The Shift
For the past three days or so, this is what I’ve been waiting for. This bright patch of sky heralded the wind veering from South Southwest to Northwest.
We’ve been going south to get the boat positioned around 44 30S to take advantage of the forecasted westerlies along this latitude for the past few days. It could not have announced itself in finer fashion than this. Even Sir Salty McDead-To-The-World stirred when we gybed onto port and began to slide down the faces of the ever-present Southwest swell.
Sadly, the blue skies did not last. Following astern is the first of a series of troughs that will accompany us East over the next days and weeks. No matter. Three days work come to fruition and Easting in the bank.
This shift, me thinks, should shift our luck and weather for the better.
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